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Paul Lueders, Oboe

Acting Principal

Paul Lueders is acting Principal Oboist of the Chicago Lyric Opera. He served as Principal Oboe in the San Antonio Symphony for 8 years and is also a core member of San Antonio’s Olmos Ensemble, a chamber ensemble consisting of San Antonio’s Principal Winds and Concertmaster.  Beyond Texas, he has also performed as Principal in the orchestras of Philadelphia, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Minnesota, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Detroit. He spends his summer playing in the Berkshire Opera Company based in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

Paul grew up in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts where he began studying piano and oboe at an early age. He graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music with a B.M. and M.M. in music performance. He studied with John Ferrillo, Principal Oboe of the Boston Symphony, and Anne-Marie Gabriele, Second Oboist in the Los Angeles Philharmonic. As a student he also spent summer at the Aspen Music Festival and School, Tanglewood Music Center, and Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, CA.